Saturday, June 14, 2008

North Korea: Kim Jong Il calls for increased food production

Kim Jong Il has called for better use of existing cultivated land and the cultivation of more land to resolve the national food crisis.

Following his inspection of a tideland reclamation site and a farm in North Phyongan province, Kim said the development of the tideland on Taegye Islet was important for the country's prosperity, the official Rodong Sinmun daily reported Friday.

Kim also underscored the importance of agro-science and technological development in agriculture.
Leaders of the country have repeatedly vowed to solve the problem this year.


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